Fast Facts

School System Fast Facts

Schools in System: Bishop Heelan High School, Holy Cross School, 
Mater Dei School, Sacred Heart School, Dual Language Academy
: Our Catholic schools united in 1998. Our first school opened in 1881.
High School: A New High School is complete with the new O'Gorman Fieldhouse
PK-12 Enrollment:1,585
Curriculum: Iowa Core Catholic Curriculum Model
High School Curriculum: College Prep with Advanced Placement Courses
Graduation Rate:100%
2021 Graduates:94 Graduates
ACT: 23.9 (22% of 2020 Seniors Scored 30 or higher on ACT) 
FaithEnrollment of Catholic and other faiths
Diversity: 25% Minorities

Our Schools Grade Levels:
Bishop Heelan High School, Grades 9-12
Holy Cross School, Grades PK-8
Mater Dei PK,TK-8
Sacred Heart School, PK-8
Dual Language Academy PK-1
Preschools: 3

2021 Graduates &Other Success
• 95% going onto college, 82% to four year colleges and universities
• 84% took online college credit courses
• 52% received Silver Cord community service honors
• $12.3 million in scholarship awards offered to graduates
• 3 National Merit Finalists in 2020
• Graduates attending 50 different colleges and universities
• Girls State Basketball Champions 2020

• Girls State Track Champions 1600 Medley 2019
• Baseball to State 2019
• Girls Soccer State Champion Runner-up 2018 

Accreditations and Memberships
 Diocese of Sioux City
 North Central Accreditation
 Iowa Department of Education
 National Catholic Education Association
 Iowa High School Athletic Association
 Iowa Girls High School Athletic Union
 Iowa High School Music Association
 Iowa High School Speech Association



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